A-level special effects can’t elevate "Rampage" above its B-grade aspirations.
One of the year’s most energetic, visually rewarding, and ultimately exhausting motion pictures.
U.S. Home Release Date: 2018-05-22
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Sexual Content, Nudity, Profanity)
Director: Francis Lawrence
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Charlotte Rampling, Mary-Louise Parker, Ciaran Hinds, Joely Richardson, Bill Camp, Jeremy Irons
A deliciously perverse, unflinchingly violent espionage thriller that breaks with the tradition of making the spy business the purview of suave characters.
The story is surprisingly unfocused and plunges into quasi-thriller territory that relies on a series of hard-to-swallow contrivances.
Relying more on existential and philosophical issues than action or cheesy special effects, "Realife" represents true science fiction.
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Comedy in the vein of "The Hangover" with a little "Weekend at Bernie’s" thrown in for good measure.